Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: As an explorative study examining the leadership development process of urban church planters identified most vital ongoing training needs in novice urban church planters.
The development of a biblical framework of evangelistic leadership led to the creation of an integrated model comprising four critical components of fostering evangelistic leadership capacity. This framework was critical for the categorization of identified ongoing equipping needs.
This study explored the continuing training needs in novice urban church planters and recommended seven key educational changes to better focus on those identified needs. Twenty interviews were conducted with urban planters leading within US and Canada.